PTZOptics Live Streaming Bandwidth Speed Tool

The easy way to quickly judge your bandwidth speeds for an video conferencing or live streaming with services such as UStream, YouTube Live and more...

Video Conferencing Bandwidth

Video Conferencing uses a lot of bandwidth. That bandwidth travels from the server that hosts the meeting to the network of the participants joined into the call. This server is located in Scottsdale, AZ, USA. So it's a great middle ground for testing what a GoToMeeting or Zoom.US call will use.

Simple Checklist for optimizing bandwidth

You can iron out “video jitter” and “packet loss” with a simple check list for improving your live streaming here. This checklist reviews tips for live streaming, interviews over Skype and recording.

What's under the hood?

This is a network bandwidth check against your internet server. No PHP , Java, ASP or other server-side scripting needed! This is a pure JavaScript broadband tester run by the web browser. We use CSS to enhance browser based experience across all platforms including: Winows, Mac, & mobile devices.

Video Conferencing Bandwidth

Video Conferencing uses a lot of bandwidth. That bandwidth travels from the server that hosts the meeting to the network of the participants joined into the call. This server is located in Scottsdale, AZ, USA. So it's a great middle ground for testing what a GoToMeeting or Zoom.US call will use.

What these results will tell...

This software will tell you the ping rate and how much bandwidth download/upload speed you have access to from our servers in Scottsdale, AZ, USA. This is a very good test to judge what video conferencing calls will be like using a service like GoToMeeting or WebEX with server in California, USA.

Wireless or Hardwired?

It's always best to go with a hardwired connection for dedicated computer hosting the video conferencing meeting. But just to be sure, test both, by plugging in directly to your network and running the test. In this way you can judge whether a mobile device like an ipad can handle the video confernecing calls from servers on the west coast of USA.

What to look for...

Upload and Download speeds are what the most important bandwidth factors for video conferencing. The presentation below gives a breakdown on what to expect based on video resolutions.

Live Webinars

Register for a live webinar and ask about video conferencing and live streaming bandwidth requirements. Generally download speeds are more important for "Web-Based" video conferencing than upload speeds. The most you will ever need for "smooth video conferencing/streaming' upload or download per second will be 2Mbs.

Install this software on your sever

This software is available to be installed on your server to test video confernecing bandwidth speeds in your environment. Click here to learn more. This a great way to test bandwidth pipelines fomr anywhere in the world to your server.

Review your Bandwidth Results

Depending on your network you should see Download/Upload Speeds anywhere from 1-50Mbs. The U.S average download speed is 30Mbs and Upload is 9Mbs (Most current results here) Generally download speeds are more important for "Web-Based" video conferencing. The most you will ever need for "smooth video conferencing' upload or download per second will be 2Mbs. H.323 and SIP Systems are much different than "Cloud Based Systems". These traditional video conferencing systems require up to 3 MBs Up and Down to maintain the highest quality video 1080p video conferencing connections.

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PTZOptics is made up of Web Video Conferencing experts specializing in online video conferencing technology. We provide USB based video conferencing equipment compatible with anything from GoToMeeting, to WebEX, Skype and Zoom.US. You can learn more about PTZOptics @ www.PTZOptics.com We are also 100% solar and proud of our green iniatives which include: organic farming, toyota prius fleet and on-site solar array which supports 110% of of our energy needs.

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